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plumb line a cord from which a weight is suspended to determine true vertical, or depth, as of water. [2 definitions]
plume a feather, esp. a large, colorful, or fluffy one. [6 definitions]
plummet a small weight on a line used for sounding or to verify a vertical; plumb or plumb bob. [2 definitions]
plumose having feathers or plumes; feathered. [2 definitions]
plump1 rounded in appearance; somewhat chubby. [3 definitions]
plump2 to come down quickly and with all one's weight. [8 definitions]
plum pudding a rich boiled or steamed pudding often made with raisins or currants in addition to flour, spices, and suet.
plum tomato a small pear-shaped or elongated tomato, often used for cooking.
plumule a soft down feather, found on young birds and some adults. [2 definitions]
plumy consisting of, bearing, decorated, or covered with plumes. [2 definitions]
plunder to steal (goods), esp. by force. [5 definitions]
plunge to propel abruptly or forcefully into a substance, esp. a soft or liquid one. [8 definitions]
plunger something that moves repeatedly up and down, such as a piston. [3 definitions]
plunk (informal) to cause (a string or strings of a musical instrument) to make brief, hollow sounds; pluck. [7 definitions]
pluperfect see "past perfect."
plural of, pertaining to, or including more than one. [4 definitions]
pluralism in philosophy, the theory that reality comprises more than one basic substance or principle. (Cf. dualism, monism.) [4 definitions]
pluralistic made up of or representing a number of distinct ethnic, cultural, or religious groups.
plurality the largest proportion of votes in an election, esp. when it is less than half the total, or the margin of votes separating the victor from the person who came second. [2 definitions]
pluralize to make or become plural in number or form.
plurally in a plural sense; as a plural.